The City of Augusta will hold a Virtual Day Celebration for Richmond County’s graduating senior class of 2020.
The National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame said Friday that it has chosen Augusta as its permanent home and will bring an induction ceremony to the city next year, but Mayor Hardie Davis cautioned that the city has not approved either the building or the event.
As protests sprung up across the country after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks, the call to defund police began getting louder.
The Augusta Commission voted 6-3 Wednesday to keep the name of a downtown city park rather than rename it for Black victims of police and vigilante violence.
At a downtown Juneteenth event, Mayor Hardie Davis said he is creating a task force to examine city monuments and road names, many of which have ties to the Confederacy.
Augusta is rolling out its COVID-19 small business relief program and will begin accepting applications Monday.
A good fiscal 2019 leaves Augusta with hope to cope with the uncertain impact of COVID-19 on the city budget, Finance Director Donna Williams told the city commission Tuesday.
The Augusta Commission’s proposed COVID Small Business Relief Program went nowhere Tuesday because the mayor and most commissioners didn’t like the makeup of the committee the city’s Housing and Community Development Department recommended to oversee the $1.06 million loan program.
A small business relief program and mask requirement remain on hold after Augusta Commission disagreements Tuesday about the COVID-19 measures.
The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to end a longstanding relationship with a landfill contractor and turn all operations back over to the Environmental Services Department.